Thread Lifting (Minimally Invasive Facelift, Miracu, InstaLift™) – Northeast FL

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About Thread Lifting

Miracu is a minimally invasive, FDA-approved thread lifting treatment that offers an exciting alternative for patients who don’t want to undergo a traditional facelift. The procedure helps to increase and restore volume to the mid-face and cheek area for a more youthful, natural-looking appearance. They also improve the fine lines of the face while lifting the cheeks and jawline. Before thread lifting, no minimally invasive method for lifting and repositioning the subdermal (underlying) tissue of the face was available. Thread lifting procedures are unique in that all three components of the aging face are being treated (laxity, volume loss, and wrinkles) in minutes. Our nurse practitioner, Brookes Pittman, performs Miracu thread lifts in the comfort of our on-site procedure room under local anesthesia in a short period of time, which means our patients can return to their daily activities quickly while obtaining the results they desire. To learn more about the benefits of thread lifting, contact Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL to schedule your consultation.

Ideal Candidates

Miracu is an ideal solution for men and women who are interested in refreshing their appearance quickly without undergoing major surgery. Suitable candidates have good skin quality with moderate sagging of the skin in the mid-face. The procedure is specifically geared toward those with little disposable time who desire dynamic results with little downtime and associated pain. If you want to rejuvenate your appearance without surgery and want natural-looking results, a thread lift may be the perfect option for you. For even more dramatic results, this procedure can easily be combined with injectable dermal fillers and other nonsurgical facial treatments.

Procedure Technique

A Miracu thread lift utilizes PDO threads made of polydioxanone, which is synthetic and biodegradable with a smooth coating. These threads are available in several thread and cannula types to allow Brookes to customize your procedure to meet your aesthetic goals. During your thread lifting procedure, Brookes will begin by marking your desired treatment areas. She will then anesthetize the insertion sites and gently insert a needle to a depth of 5mm, guiding it through the subcutaneous tissue and extracting it at each bi-directional exit point. The sutures used during the procedure have bi-directional absorbable cones that hold them in place while providing the lift you desire. The treatment is generally well-tolerated by patients and typically takes 15 minutes to complete. The thread type that will be used for your procedure will be determined during your consultation following a discussion about your aesthetic goals and lifestyle.

What to Expect

After your lift procedure is complete, you will be released and permitted to return to your daily activities. Patients may experience a minimal amount of inflammation at the site of thread suture entry and exit points. Symptoms may include minor pain, swelling, and bruising. Because each individual patient is unique, further risks and complications associated with this procedure will be discussed during your initial consultation at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery. While you enjoy your smoother, rejuvenated appearance, the production of collagen will be stimulated by the threads, increasing the appearance of your complexion over time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a thread lift work?
The benefits of a thread lift are two-fold. First, the process of lifting the skin and tissue with the thread provides a lifted, more youthful appearance immediately. Additionally, the materials used to create the threads stimulates the natural production of collagen to increase your skin's elasticity and help you achieve a rejuvenated glow.

Does the procedure require anesthesia?
Local anesthesia administered at the points of entry is all that is needed for a thread lift procedure. The treatment is tolerable and only minimally discomfort. Patients typically experience little pain during the short length of the procedure.

How much does a thread lift cost?
The cost of your procedure will be determined after considering your aesthetic goals and the amount of time that will be required to achieve them. During your consultation, Dr. Garcia will create a customized treatment plan that addresses each of your concerns. Afterward, a member of the Contoura team will help you understand the cost of your treatment.

Will my thread lift leave scars?
Because thread lifts are minimally invasive and do not require incisions, scarring is highly unlikely. The needle used to insert the thread is a very fine gauge so the tiny puncture wound left after treatment should not leave any visible wound.

Can I combine a thread lift with other treatments?
A thread lift can easily be combined with other cosmetic procedures for dramatic results. Injectable wrinkle treatments and facial rejuvenation procedures are often combined with this procedure for optimal outcomes.

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A Rejuvenated Appearance

Thread lifts help to increase and restore volume to the mid-face and cheek area for a natural-looking, more youthful appearance. It also serves to improve the fine lines of the face while lifting the cheeks and jawline. This procedure is a great option for those who are in search of a minimally invasive solution that provides beautiful, natural-looking results. To learn more about Miracu, schedule a private consultation with Dr. Garcia at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery. While our main facility is located in Ponte Vedra Beach, we are delighted to provide treatment to patients of St. Augustine, Jacksonville, and all of Northeast Florida.

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